Sony Alpha a7 24.3MP Full Frame Mirrorless Camera (Body Only)-Black

Sony
Product #:
SYCD8262
Manufacturer #:
ILCE7/B
UPC:
027242874794

- 24.3MP Full Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
- BIONZ X Image Processor
- Direct Compatibility with E-mount Lenses
- 3.0" Tiltable TFT LCD with 1,229K-Dots
- 2.4M-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
- Full 1080/60p with Uncompressed Output
- Fast Hybrid Autofocus; 5 fps Burst Rate
- Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC
- Multi-Interface Shoe and Built-In Flash
- Direct Access Interface

Screen Size:
3.0” (7.5cm)
Screen Size:
The size of the screen listed by height and width.
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Microphone Input:
Yes
Compatible Media:
Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
Compatible Media:
A storage medium that is compatible with your portable device, in a form that can easily be removed or accessed by a PC such as a type of memory card that is compatible with your camera.
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Megapixels:
24.3 MP
Megapixels:
A megapixel is one million pixels. It is commonly used to describe the resolution of digital cameras. For example, a 7.2 megapixel camera is capable of capturing roughly 7,200,000 pixels. The higher the megapixel number, the more detail the camera can capture. Therefore, the megapixel count is a significant specification to look for when buying a digital camera.
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Video Resolution:
AVCHD™: PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/30p@12Mbps VGA - 640 x 480/30p@3Mbps
Video Resolution:
The measurement in height x width of a captured video file. Common sizes are VGA, 720p, and 1080p.
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Battery Type:
Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Pack
Aspect Ratio:
3:2, 16:9
Body Only:
Body Only
Body Only:
Indicates the item is only the body of the camera, and does not include any lenses
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Overview

A New Frame of Mind

No other full frame, interchangeable-lens camera is this light or this portable. 24.3MP of rich detail. A true-to-life 2.4 million dot OLED viewfinder. Wi-Fi® sharing and an expandable shoe system. It's all the full-frame performance you ever wanted in a compact size that will change your perspective entirely.

World's Smallest and Lightest

Meet the world's smallest lightest and interchangeable lens full-frame camera. Sony's Exmor® image sensor takes full advantage of the Full-frame format, but in a camera body less than half the size and weight of a full-frame DSLR.

Full Frame Brilliance

Enter a whole new world of high-quality images thanks to the 24.3MP effective 35mm full-frame sensor, a normal sensor range of ISO 100 – 25600, and a sophisticated balance of high resolving power, gradation and low noise. Never miss a shot as the BIONZ® X image processor enables up to 5 fps high-speed continuous shooting and 14-bit RAW image data recording.

New BIONZ X Image Processing Engine

Sony proudly introduces the new BIONZ® X image processing engine, which faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time, as seen by the naked eye, via extra high-speed processing capabilities. Together with front-end LSI (large scale integration) that accelerates processing in the earliest stages, it enables more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations and lower noise whether you shoot still images or movies.

DSLR-like Focusing Speed

Enhanced Fast Hybrid auto focus combines speedy phase-detection AF with highly accurate contrast-detection AF, which has been accelerated through a new Spatial Object Detection algorithm, to achieve among the fastest autofocusing performance of any full-frame camera. First, phase-detection AF with 117 densely placed phase-detection AF points swiftly and efficiently moves the lens to bring the subject nearly into focus. Then contrast-detection AF with wide AF coverage fine-tunes the focusing in the blink of an eye.

Lightning Quick Autofocus

Get ultra high-speed AF despite the use of a full-frame sensor via an advanced image processing engine and improved algorithms that combine and optimize image sensor read-out speed.

Eye Catching

Capture subjects partially turned away from the camera in a shallow depth of field with no problem thanks to Eye AF. Simply focus on a face, and a green frame appears over the prioritized eye to confirm the proper subject is locked. Its extremely accurate eye detection can even prioritize a single pupil. Eye AF can be used when the function is assigned to a customizable button, allowing users to instantly activate it depending on the scene.

Optimal Optics

To take advantage of the lightweight on-the-go body, the a7 is fully compatible with Sony's E-mount lens system as well as compact and lightweight E-mount full-frame lenses from Carl Zeiss® and Sony's premier G-Series.

Fast and Intuitive Shooting Control

Respond swiftly with just the right settings without searching through dedicated menus thanks to Quick Navi Pro. Easily view all major shooting options on the LCD screen so you can rapidly confirm settings and make adjustments on the fly when fleeting shooting opportunities arise.

High Contrast OLED Viewfinder

View every scene in rich detail with the 2.4M dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder, which features OLED improvements and the same 3-lens optical system used in the flagship a99. Since the viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings, you can accurately monitor your scene and the settings results. You'll enjoy rich tonal gradations and 3 times the contrast of the a99, along with high-end features like 100% frame coverage and a wide viewing angle.

Cover Every Shooting Angle

Snap shots high over crowds or down low to capture a pet's eye view with the tiltable 3.0" (1,229k dots) Xtra Fine™ LCD that boasts a range of movement between approximately 84° up and 45° down. Easily scroll through menus and preview life thanks to WhiteMagic™ technology that dramatically increases visibility in bright daylight. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.

Full HD Output

Capture Full 1920 x 1080 HD uncompressed clean-screen video files with external recording devices via an HDMI® connection in 60p and 60i frame rates. Selectable in-camera AVCHD™ codec frame rates include super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, while MP4 codec is also available for smaller files for easier upload to the web.

Capture the Decisive Moment

When your subject is moving fast, you can capture the decisive moment with clarity and precision by shooting at speeds up to 5 frames per second. New faster, more accurate AF tracking, made possible by Fast Hybrid AF, uses powerful predictive algorithms and subject recognition technology to track every move with greater speed and precision.

PlayMemories Camera Apps

The exciting new application download service, PlayMemories™ Camera Apps, lets you add new functions to your camera's existing feature-set to heighten photographic expression according to your own creative needs. Two applications are currently available for a7 as of October 16, 2013: Direct Upload uploads photos directly to networking services and Smart Remote Control allows a smartphone to control the camera. Many more apps will become available later, including Multiple Exposure, Lens Compensation, Photo Retouch and Picture Effect.

Simply Connect with Smartphones and Tablets

Wirelessly share your photos and videos through simplified Wi-Fi/NFC control. Use Wi-Fi or NFC (near field communication) for convenient cordless image transfer to Android™ smartphones and tablets. Simply touch devices to establish an NFC connection; no complex set-up is required. Even better, the smart Remote Control feature lets you control the shutter through your smartphone after you pair it to the camera.

View 4K Stills on Your 4K TV

Watch Ultra High Definition slide shows directly on compatible 4K televisions via optional HDMI or Wi-Fi connection8. The a7 converts images for optimized 4K image size playback (8MP) so you can enjoy expressive rich colors and amazing detail like never before.

Get a Grip

Enjoy long hours of comfortable operation in the vertical orientation with the optional sure vertical grip (VG-C1EM), which can hold two batteries for longer shooting and features dust and moisture protection.

Expand Your Creativity

In addition to E-mount lenses, you can add an optional 35mm full-frame compatible adapter (LA-EA3 or LA-EA4) to mount any A-mount lens to the a7. The LA-EA4 features a built-in AF motor, aperture-drive mechanism and Translucent Mirror Technology to enable continuous phase-detection AF. Both adapters feature a tripod hole that allows mounting of a tripod to support large A-mount lenses.


 

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Specifications

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Image Sensor
Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
Color Filter System:
The amount of pixels on a camera sensor that are used when an image is captured. Although sometimes smaller than the total pixel count, it is an insignificant difference.

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Display Specifications
Screen Size: 3.0” (7.5cm)
Screen Size:
The size of the screen listed by height and width.

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Display Type: with tiltable design
Display Type:
The type or brand of the screen.

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Dots: 921,600
Dots:
A measurement of the LCD Monitor's resolution not by width by height, but rather the total amount of dots.

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Detailed Specifications
Type of Microphone: Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-CG50 / XLR-K1M (sold separately)
Type of Microphone:
Type or brand of microphone used to capture audio.

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Image Sensor: Exmor CMOS sensor (35.8 x 23.9mm)
Image Sensor:
Describes the makeup, build, and technology of the sensor that is in the camera. An Image Sensor is a device that converts an optical image to an electric signal. It is used mostly in digital cameras and other imaging devices. It is a set of charge-coupled devices (CCD) or CMOS sensors such as active-pixel sensors.

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Effective Pixels: 24.3 Megapixels (approx.)
Effective Pixels:
The same as effective resolution, but measured in Megapixels.

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Microphone Input: Yes
Accessory Shoe: Yes, via Multi Interface Shoe
Accessory Shoe:
Similar to a hot shoe, but most likely lacking electrical contacts for communication with the camera. Refers to a slot where various accessories will be mounted to the camera. Also referred to as a Cold Shoe.

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USB Port: USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
USB Port:
This is a type of port used to connect a camera to a computer via a USB cable.

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Speaker: Built-in monaural speaker; volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7
Speaker:
This is a speaker used for audio playback on a camera or camcorder.

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Total Pixels: 24.7 Megapixels (approx.)
Total Pixels:
The total amount of pixels. Describes the detail an image holds.

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Battery Life: Approx. 340 images with LCD monitor
Battery Life:
The amount of time a battery stays charged.

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Built-in Diopter: -4.0 m-1 ~ +3.0m-1 (diopter)
Built-in Diopter:
Built in mechanism to adjust the viewfinder clarity to an individual's eyesight. While adjusting the diopter does not directly affect the focus of the camera, images will be out of focus if manually focusing when the diopter has been adjusted, for example, to fit the needs of someone who has imperfect eyesight. The built-in diopter is usually found right next to the viewfinder on a camera in the form of a small dial or slider switch.

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Compatible Media: Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
Compatible Media:
A storage medium that is compatible with your portable device, in a form that can easily be removed or accessed by a PC such as a type of memory card that is compatible with your camera.

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Viewfinder: 1/2-inch (1.30 cm) XGA OLED color electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder:
The eye level device you look through to compose the image.

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Megapixels: 24.3 MP
Megapixels:
A megapixel is one million pixels. It is commonly used to describe the resolution of digital cameras. For example, a 7.2 megapixel camera is capable of capturing roughly 7,200,000 pixels. The higher the megapixel number, the more detail the camera can capture. Therefore, the megapixel count is a significant specification to look for when buying a digital camera.

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Shutter
Shutter Speeds: 1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb
Shutter Speeds:
The amount of time the shutter stay open for exposure. Measured in fractions of seconds.

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Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Type:
Blades or some type of cover that controls the time during which light reaches the film or sensor. Older cameras use mechanical shutters while new cameras use electronic shutters.

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Self Timer: 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay
Self Timer:
Allows a delay between pressing the shutter release button and the actual firing of the shutter. Commonly used to give photographers time to put themselves in the shot and to take photos without having to physically have their hands on the camera during exposure.

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Playback Specifications
Playback Functions: Still Image Playback Options : Single (with or without shooting information, RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (Maximum magnification L: 23.0x, M: 15.0x, S: 11.5x), Auto Review (10 / 5 / 2 sec, off), Image orientation (Auto / Manual / Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still / Date / MP4 / AVCHD), Forward / Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect Video Playback Options : Forward / Rewind (Movie)
Playback Functions:
Various playback functions such as slideshow and histogram view.

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Focus Control
Face Detection: On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
Face Detection:
Type of face detection that a camera has.

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Control Specifications
Color Temperature: 2500 – 9900K with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7), Custom
Color Temperature:
Refers to the relative warmth or coolness of white light. Color temperature is conventionally stated in the unit of absolute temperature, the kelvin, having the unit symbol K.

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A/V Mode
Video Resolution: AVCHD™: PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/30p@12Mbps VGA - 640 x 480/30p@3Mbps
Video Resolution:
The measurement in height x width of a captured video file. Common sizes are VGA, 720p, and 1080p.

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Video Recording System: NTSC color, EIA standards
Video Recording System:
Describes the camera's video recording capability. Will describe the camera's video recording system, image sensor, video resolution, as well as other pertinent information related to the camera's video recording.

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Audio Recording: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Audio Recording:
Describes the camera's audio recording capability. Will describe the type of microphone and any additional XLR/miniphone jacks.

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Physical Specifications
Color: Black
Color:
The color of the item.

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Flash
External Power Source: Yes via optional AC-PW20AM (sold separately)
External Power Source:
Outside power source that supplies power to an electronic device.

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Flash Type: Optional external flash
Flash Type:
This is the type of flash used to add more light to an image.

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Flash Modes: With optional external flash: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync, Wireless
Flash Modes:
Different modes that determines how a flash will be used in a photo.

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Metering System: With optional external flash: Pre-flash TTL
Metering System:
The metering system measures the amount of light in a scene. It calculates the best exposure values based on the amount of light.

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Exposure Compensation: With optional external flash: ±3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Compensation:
Refers to the option for the user to override the internal light meter in the camera to either OVER or UNDER expose based on middle/18% gray. This is especially useful when photographing either extremely white/bright scenes or when in very dark/dimly lit scenarios.

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Battery Type
Battery Type: Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Pack
Imaging & Exposure Control
White Balance: Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15 steps, A7 to B7: 15 steps) / Custom / Underwater
White Balance:
White Balance is the process of removing unrealistic color casts so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white in your photo.

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Meter Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Meter Modes:
The various modes in which the camera will measure light. Most DSLRs and some advanced point and shoots have the ability to meter an entire scene (matrix/evaluative) or a specific point (centerweighted/spot)

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Image Stabilization: Lens-based (where applicable)
Image Stabilization:
Used to reduce blurring.

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Exposure Compensation: +/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps), with exposure compensation dial: +/-3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Compensation:
Refers to the option for the user to override the internal light meter in the camera to either OVER or UNDER expose based on middle/18% gray. This is especially useful when photographing either extremely white/bright scenes or when in very dark/dimly lit scenarios.

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ISO Speed: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit) Movies: ISO 200-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 200-6400 equivalent)
ISO Speed:
The ISO speed setting dictates sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO speed, the more sensitive the film or digital sensor is to light. Higher ISOs have the effect of noise in an image. The actual ISO at which the noise occurs varies from camera to camera. Low ISOs are generally used for brighter lighting conditions and high ISOs are often used for low light or action shots.

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Power System
Drive Modes: Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)
Drive Modes:
Also referred to as release modes, cameras often have several different modes in which they will capture images including: single shot, continuous drive (low and high), self timer, and mirror lock-up.

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Continuous Shooting Speed: Continuous shooting: Max. 2.5fps, Speed Priority Continuous shooting: Max. 5.0fps
Continuous Shooting Speed:
Refers to the number of frames that can be captured per second (fps = frames per second).

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Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® NP-FW50 (7.2V)
Battery Type:
The type of battery for a device. Some cameras use single use alkaline while others use rechargeable lithium batteries.

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Recording Data
Image Formats: RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Image Formats:
The types of files that a particular camera produces. All cameras output JPEG images, but some of the more sophisticated models will shoot in RAW mode. RAW Image Formats will vary based on manufacturer.

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Color Space: Still: sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color Movie: xvYCC standard (x.v.Color™ when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS™ color
Color Space:
Digital cameras use additive RGB gamuts to capture color in numerical values. This refers to the options of various color spaces that can be used. The most common are Adobe RGB and sRGB

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Brand
Brand: Sony
Focusing Control
AF Points: 117 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
AF Points:
Refers to Autofocus points on a digital camera. A camera can have as many as 51 AF points.

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Focus Modes: Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
Focus Modes:
The types of focus modes an item has.

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Camera Attributes
Autofocus: Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Autofocus:
All digital cameras come equipped with an Autofocus, or AF Mode. While in Autofocus the camera automatically focuses on subjects based on the AF Area Mode the user has selected.

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AF Area Mode: Multi Point (25 points) / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone
AF Area Mode:
A term used by Nikon to describe the various functionality of their advanced AF systems. The various modes are Single Point, Dynamic, and Automatic.

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Camera Type: Interchangeable Lens Digital SLR camera
Camera Type:
The type of camera. Examples: SLR, point and shoot, mirrorless.

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Exposure Modes: AUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie
Exposure Modes:
The various programmed, automatic, semi-automatic, and/or manual shooting modes which a camera has available for use. (e.g. Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Programmed Automatic)

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Lens Mount: Sony E-mount
Lens Mount:
The type of lens mount.

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Usable Lenses: Sony E-mount Full Frame, operation with Minolta / Konica Minolta Maxxum A-mount lenses confirmed via optional LA-EA3/LA-EA4 adaptor
Usable Lenses:
Lenses that can be used for a certain camera.

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Lens
Digital Zoom: Yes, approx. 4x
Digital Zoom:
A function of a digital camera that makes an image seem close-up.

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Hardware & Software Data
Operating Systems & Requirements: Image Data Converter 4.0: Microsoft Windows® Vista® SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8 (Pentium 4 or faster) Mac OS X (10.6-10.8) (Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo or faster) PlayMemories Home: Microsoft Windows® Vista® SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8 (Pentium III 800 MHz or faster; for playing/editing HD movies: Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster/Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or faster, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or faster (AVC HD (FX/FH)) Mac OS X (10.6-10.8) (Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo or faster)
Operating Systems & Requirements:
The minimum operating system and hardware requirements to use hardware or run software.

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Software Included: Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4
Software Included:
Software that is included with a product.

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Aspect Ratio
Aspect Ratio: 3:2, 16:9
Bodies and Kits
Body Only: Body Only
Body Only:
Indicates the item is only the body of the camera, and does not include any lenses

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In The Box

Sony A7 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body
Lens cap
Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50)
AC adaptor (AC-UB10)
Shoulder strap
Body cap
Micro USB cable

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